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Make it Yourself...Butter Pie Crusts Make it Yourself...Butter Pie Crusts By The Iowa Housewife 12/17/14 10:00 There is another popular pie crust that is all butter. Sue and I make them on occasion, Sue does more than I do. They are easy to handle, the most you have to do is keep the dough chilled. It needs to be cold, but still easy to roll out. If it seems to...
Make it Yourself...Hand Pies Crust Recipe Make it Yourself...Hand Pies Crust Recipe By The Iowa Housewife 12/16/14 10:00 The recipe for hand pies in the August issue of Midwest Living is a very easy handling dough. It is necessary to chill the dough so do not skip this step. Any butter crust must be chilled and this handled so well when it was chilled over night. The crust...
Make it Yourself...Freezer Pie Crust Make it Yourself...Freezer Pie Crust By The Iowa Housewife 12/10/14 10:00 Instead of sharing a pie recipe today, I wanted to share my go-to pie crust when I don't have time to make our favorite crust recipe from Farm Journal. I have used this recipe since the early 80’s to simplify pie-making. When I was working full-time, I...
Make it Yourself...Lard Pie Crust Make it Yourself...Lard Pie Crust By The Iowa Housewife 12/03/14 10:00 This recipe is the basic pie crust recipe in the "Farm Journal Busy Woman’s Cookbook 1961". It’s one that I use most often, as I can purchase non-hydrogenated lard from a nearby locker plant if my brother-in-law, Don, hasn’t given me some from processing...
Make it Yourself...Pie Crust Finishes Make it Yourself...Pie Crust Finishes By The Iowa Housewife 11/26/14 10:00 There are several ways to finish a pie crust. The most common edge is a fluted edge . Trim pastry ½ inch beyond the plate edge. Fold under so it stands upright. Using your fingers and knuckle press to make a ruffled edge. You can use two fingers from one...
Make it Yourself...More Pie Crust Tips Make it Yourself...More Pie Crust Tips By The Iowa Housewife 11/19/14 10:00 Here, from Myrna, the pie queen, are some more tricks to making pie crust. She says: I am reminded again, how many people consider making pie crust a hard thing to do. Ready to bake One of the questions I have been asked is what is blind baking a pie crust...
Make it Yourself... Basic Pie Crust Make it Yourself... Basic Pie Crust By The Iowa Housewife 11/12/14 10:00 Just in time for holiday baking. Pie crust is really very easy to make. I know many cooks and cookbooks stress how hard it is, but if you have a good recipe and use ice water, it is not at all difficult When I make pie crust, I try to make two or more at...
Family Favorites...Crisscross Cherry Pie Family Favorites...Crisscross Cherry Pie By The Iowa Housewife 11/07/14 10:00 I do not make Cherry Pie very often. It is not a favorite pie of ours, but Bettie’s son-in-law really likes it and will eat a whole pie by himself. When I do make one, it will be out of the Farm Journal Pie Book . The only pie crust recipe I use is from...
Make it Yourself...Pie tools Make it Yourself...Pie tools By The Iowa Housewife 11/05/14 10:00 Top L, Clockwise: Pastry Pro blender, Danesco pastry mat, Sue's pastry/bread board, Myrna's "antique" rolling pin and ceramic plates, Sue's OXO rolling pin and assorted pie plate collection, Ateco cutters. There are not a lot of tools needed to make pie...
Make it Yourself...Pie Crust Make it Yourself...Pie Crust By The Iowa Housewife 10/29/14 09:00 As we start thinking about the coming holiday season it’s the time of year most people will try to make pie. We’re going to spend some time on the basics of pie making…no need to buy expensive pies…there are many ways to make pie baking easier. Myrna and...
Make it Yourself - Tips for Meringue Pie Topping Make it Yourself - Tips for Meringue Pie Topping By The Iowa Housewife 09/24/14 10:00 Baked Meringue ToppingHere is a good recipe for meringue for pies. To keep the meringue from weeping never add more than 2 tablespoons of sugar per egg white. The oven temperature for browning the meringue should not be above 325°. The addition of the cornstarch...
Family Favorites...Pineapple Parfait Pie Family Favorites...Pineapple Parfait Pie By The Iowa Housewife 05/23/14 10:00 This is one of the pies that was popular when I was a young housewife. I made several different versions of it when it was my turn to host the Ladies group I belonged to. Simple to make, and so tasty. It was an easy dessert. The Better Homes and Gardens...
Family Favorites...High Citrus Pie Family Favorites...High Citrus Pie By The Iowa Housewife 05/16/14 10:00 Chiffon Type Pies were quite popular in the 40’s . This recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Golden Treasury of Cooking is that type of pie. I made these often when I was first married and we entertained a lot. Now days, I still make them, but just...
Family Favorites...Golden Peach Pie from canned peaches Family Favorites...Golden Peach Pie from canned peaches By The Iowa Housewife 05/02/14 12:48 This recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens 1962 cookbook uses canned Peaches. I used it for years as we lived out in the country on Lake Superior when I was a young house wife. No fresh peaches to be had, anywhere. The nearest town was nine miles away...
Creamy Pear Pie Creamy Pear Pie By The Iowa Housewife 04/29/14 10:00 Eric kindly lent us his cookbook, America’s Hometown Recipe Book . Among the recipes I am trying was this recipe for pear pie. I usually have pears on hand as we all like them and while I did alter this slightly, it is very close to the original recipe....
Family Favorites...Amish Apple Pie Family Favorites...Amish Apple Pie By The Iowa Housewife 03/14/14 09:00 I had four Honey Crisp apples to use up and thought I would try this apple pie recipe. The introduction said it was the best apple pie around. Well, I don’t know that I would go that far, but I must say that is is quite good. It is a different tasting pie...
Family Favorites...Velvet Custard Pie Family Favorites...Velvet Custard Pie By The Iowa Housewife 03/07/14 10:00 Custard pie is one of my personal favorites and this is a very good recipe, the author claims that this pie will not weep or bead up. Scalding the milk before using does help with this. According to the Joy of Cooking , to scald milk, heat in a heavy pan...
Family Favorites.... Sweet Potato Pie Family Favorites.... Sweet Potato Pie By The Iowa Housewife 02/14/14 10:00 Well, I have found another of those Do Not Do This At Home things. Last year I made a Sweet Potato pie for Bettie and her boss. They said it was good, but too much like a pumpkin pie. This year I decided to go to the source, who better than a southern cook...
Family Favorites - Mom's Pumpkin Pie Family Favorites - Mom's Pumpkin Pie By The Iowa Housewife 10/25/13 10:00 Baked a pumpkin pie today as the weather has cooled down a little. I always use my Mother’s recipe. I think she got it from a Carnation Milk recipe booklet, but it is not the same one they use now, My family really likes this one and so do I. It has more...
Lemon Meringue Pie Lemon Meringue Pie By The Iowa Housewife 10/24/13 10:00 I made lemon pie last week and realized that we had never posted it on the blog. This is one of my families favorite pies and is easy to make. I always use a double boiler to cook the filling. It will take a few minutes longer that way, but you are not...
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